October 15, 2004 – News at a glance

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Governor’s Race: Re-importation of prescription drugs
This week, VPR has been looking at the top issues in the gubernatorial election. One of those is the “re-importation” of drugs from Canada. The Democratic and Republican candidates both have different approaches and both candidates say their positions reflect their leadership style. (VPR)

Machia advocates for Swiss-style health care system
Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Hardy Machia says he’d like to see major changes to the way that health care services are provided to Vermonters. (VPR)

Douglas, Clavelle debate purchase of hydro-electric dams
The leading candidates for governor are divided on the purchase of six hydroelectric dams on the Connecticut River. They spoke at a forum on renewable energy on Thursday in South Burlington. (VPR)

Vermont Transit’s anniversary marks history of transportation
Seventy-five years ago a Burlington car dealer named Bill Appleyard decided to use a bus he couldn’t sell to start his own transit company. Roughly 300 million miles and 45 million passengers later, Appleyard’s bus company is still in business. But much has changed since that first Vermont Transit bus traveled the state’s highways. (VPR)

‘Burning at the Grassroots:’ Interview with Dana Dannon
A new book analyzes the first political phenomenon of the Internet age. Author Dana Dunnon worked in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, office of Howard Dean’s presidential campaign and followed the campaign through the 2004 primaries. His book, “Burning at the Grassroots: Inside the Dean Machine,” Dunnon profiles Dean, his campaign staff and the other major players in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. (VPR)

Backstage with ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’
For the past several years, the Weston Playhouse has taken its fall production on tour around Vermont and throughout New England. This year’s play, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” is a comic takeoff on a familiar Shakespearean tragedy. (VPR)

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